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C-Log Coming to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

C-Log Coming to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We reported back at the beginning of March that we were going to see new firmware for the EOS 5D Mark IV in the near future, though at that time we didn’t know what might be included in the firmware.

We’ve now been told by a couple of people that there has been active communication within Canon about C-Log being added to the EOS 5D Mark IV via firmware, and that an announcement could come at NAB 2017 next month in Las Vegas.

We cannot confirm with 100% certainty at the time of writing this, but things seem to be lining up that we can expect some kind of a major firmware announcement for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

More to come…

Interview With the Heads of the Canon Utsunomiya L Lens Factory

Interview With the Heads of the Canon Utsunomiya L Lens Factory

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2017 | Canon Business General

During DPReview’s tour of the Utsunomiya L lens factory, they had the opportunity to interview the 3 men that oversee the facility. This factory produced every L lens, cinema lens and broadcast lens in the Canon lineup.

From the interview:

What percentage of L lenses are manufactured in the Utsunomiya lens plant?
Because this is the ‘mother’ factory, 100% of L lenses are made here.

How many different lenses can be manufactured simultaneously in this plant?
Basically, we create all lenses every day [including L-series EF, Cinema EOS and broadcast]. The only exception is some of the broadcast lenses.

Which lenses in particular are the most difficult to manufacture and why?
Any large super telephoto lenses because of the size of the glass elements. In terms of skill required for lens assembly: the TV broadcast lenses are most difficult.

How many lenses are produced at this lens plant every year, both in terms of types of lenses and total units?
We do not disclose total production for this plant. That said, Canon has produced a total of 120 million lenses over the years. Of course, many of those are kit lenses, which are not produced here, but in our facility in Taiwan. Read the full interview

It’s nice to see Canon opening up a bit about how they manufacture what we think are consistently the best lenses in the world (No bias, honest!).

DPReview Tours Canon’s Utsunomiya Factory, Where the L is Made

DPReview Tours Canon’s Utsunomiya Factory, Where the L is Made

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2017 | Canon Business General

DPReview had the priviledge of touring Canon’s Utsunomiya factory during their time at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan.

From DPReview:

Recently, following the CP+ 2017 show in Yokohama, we were granted the enormous honor of a guided tour through Canon’s Utsunomiya lens factory. Canon has been making lenses in Utsunomiya since 1977, and we were the first journalists ever to be allowed to see the L-series assembly line. View the full tour

The best part? Robots that deliver various components around the factory on pre-programmed routes.

image credit // DPReview

Canon UK Launches New Merchandise Collection

Canon UK Launches New Merchandise Collection

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2017 | Canon Business General

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17th March 2017 – For the first time ever, Canon UK is launching a range of branded clothing and accessories. From vintage camera t-shirts to umbrellas and bibs, you can get fully kitted out this spring.

A selection of the new merchandise has been designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EOS system and features cameras from the EOS archive. Plus, the vintage series includes designs from the original Canon camera “Kwanon” logo, first introduced in 1934.

The new collection includes clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, sweaters and hoodies, as well as accessories like umbrellas, baby bibs, hats and limited edition camera bags.  Camera fans will also be able to get their hands on a miniature Hansa Canon camera model, replicated on Canon’s first production model and Japan’s first high-quality 35mm camera launched in 1936.

The exciting new range will be available from 18th March from Canon’s online store and on display on the Canon stand at The Photography Show (NEC, Birmingham, 18th – 22nd March) for visitors to experience first-hand.

Read more…

Preorder: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Preorder: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | March 16, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Tonight the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art series lens is available for preorder and will begin shipping in early April.

The three remaining Sigma lenses are still not available for preorder, but we will update you as soon as we know when they will be.

*Note: Not all preorder links may be live right away.

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